Mary Roy and Ignace Laroche
March 17, 2008:
Hello Susan and Al
Hope you are having a nice day. You don't know me but I do hope you can shed some
light on a situation for me or point me in the right direction. I am not too clued
in as to how to go about tracing family history.
I was just reading about the Gatineau Valley History http://www.bytown.net/maniwaki.htm
and I have been searching for information on my great grandmother who was born and
raised on the Maniwaki reserve. She was born Mary Roy ( Marie-Celina Roy) She married
Ignace Laroche in Pontiac County in 1893.
She then moved to Ontario, where they lived as man and wife until they both passed on.
I am trying to find as much information as possible on Mary Roy.
Would you have any idea how to find this information? I have sent along a photo and
some information I have on my great grandparents.
Thank you for any help you can give me.
Note: Darlene has a clearer copy of this image.
March 18, 2008:
This response was received from Will Dunlop...
As a retired employee of the Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs I can mention the
existence of the Indian (membership) Registry at the Dept. HQ in Hull the Les Terrases
de la Chaudiere complex, north tower). There you should be able to look up, or have
a staff member look up, the band membership lists for the Indian Reserve at Maniwaki.
If registered, her parents name should be there. Scan the DIAND website for a phone
contact and make an appointment to visit. Good luck and good hunting.
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